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Great article well writen and easy to understand.
Is there a similar guide on how to set up Outlook 2007 or 2010 to use connected accounts? In particular I would like to know how to send messages from a a different e-mail account than my email@example.com using the office 365 mail server just like I can from OWA.
Thanks, Raggy - I'm glad you found the post helpful. Your question has a two-part answer.
First: Check the help in Outlook for how to add an account to your Outlook profile. It's a pretty straightforward process.
Second: Connected Account settings in Outlook Web App are saved on the server that hosts your mailbox. So, if you set up a connected account via Outlook Web App, you will be able to see messages received through that account and send as that account from Outlook and from Outlook Web App.
However, if you add the same account in Outlook by going to File/Info and clicking the "add account" button, the settings are saved to the local Outlook profile, not to the server. So, while you can add an account to Outlook and send as that account from Outlook, the change is not on the server and so won't carry over to Outlook Web App.
If you have you Office365 account already added to Outlook then the connected accounts email will also populate there as well.
David B and Darcy,
I think the part that's missing is how to setup the reply-to properly in Outlook. OWA has it setup and downloads the email, but does that other address automatically propagate to Outlook?
Otherwise you have to do a hybrid approach, like having another account setup in Outlook, and manually change the from address, which is painful.
Hi Darcy. Automatically replying with the reply-to address of the connected account does NOT work in Outlook 2011 for Mac! You can't even manually set the from address to that of the connected account (Gmail in this case). I tried exactly the same thing with the same Exchange Online account (set up to import the Gmail connected account) in Outlook 2010 for Windows and it does work.
Is that a known limitation on a Mac? Is there a workaround?
I just did this with my office 365 account and it seems the email is propagating directly into my inbox and is a holly mess. how do I fix this?